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sap·suck·er

 (săp′sŭk′ər)
n.
Any of various North and Central American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in certain trees to drink the sap and eat insects attracted to it, especially S. varius, the common species in the east, and S. ruber, found along the west coast.
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sapsucker

(ˈsæpˌsʌkə)
n
(Animals) either of two North American woodpeckers, Sphyrapicus varius or S. thyroideus, that have white wing patches and feed on the sap from trees
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sap•suck•er

(ˈsæpˌsʌk ər)

n.
any of several North American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in trees for sap and to catch insects attracted by sap.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sapsucker - small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple treessapsucker - small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple trees
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
genus Sphyrapicus, Sphyrapicus - a genus of Picidae
Sphyrapicus varius, yellow-bellied sapsucker - eastern North American sapsucker having a pale yellow abdomen
red-breasted sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius ruber - western North American sapsucker
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The yellow-bellied sapsucker knocks neat lines of holes in the trunks of trees, to the consternation of some gardeners, but the sap loss is minimal, and, besides, there's nothing you can do about it.
Bird watchers may encounter yellow-bellied sapsucker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, northern flicker, pileated woodpecker, and eastern wood-pewee.
We get five different woodpeckers: Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker.
By mid century, the park's climate is projected to improve for birds that live in dry forests at mid elevation, like the western tanager, pygmy nuthatch, and red-naped sapsucker, and worsen for birds in cooler, wetter, high-elevation forests, like the American three-toed woodpecker, pine grosbeak, and Townsend's solitaire.
Diandary dependence of Williamson's Sapsucker nestlings on ants associated with dead and decaying wood in British Columbia.
The species which were most affected within our study for this region include the American Kestrel, Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Savannah Sparrow, Warbling Vireo, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, the Horned Lark, and the Northern Shrike (Tables 3 and 4).
A Sapsucker B Bombay duck C Bobolink D Tyrant flycatcher QUESTION 7 - for 7 points: Which is the most northerly town in England?
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During one count Strycker saw a yellow-bellied sapsucker, not common in these parts.